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Arizona Accord aims to guide immigration dialogue

On Tuesday, leaders ceremonially signed the (Arizona) accord and encouraged Arizonans to go to and sign it, as well.

… supporters of the accord so far include the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Arizona Interfaith Network, Tolleson, the Mesa Human Relations Advisory Board, the Phoenix Human Relations Commission, Chicanos Por La Causa, East Valley Patriots, Sundt Construction and McCarthy Construction.

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Family Unity Waiver

Friday, the 6th of January, a change to the immigration policy was proposed that would help immediate family members of U.S. citizens stay together through the green card process.

By streamlining the bureaucracy involved, this common sense solution can save time and money for the U.S. tax payers.

As Americans, we believe that the government should not put road blocks in the way of family unity and preservation.

There is no excuse for putting wives and children in violent, dangerous and extreme hardship situations as a punishment for trying to do things the right way.

We applaud the administration for making the push for these changes, but ask for the changes to apply to the immediate relatives of documented permanent residents.

Promise Arizona lauds our government to start 2012 with this critical step in the right direction for comprehensive immigration reform and family unity.

Read more at The New York Times: Tweak in Rule to Ease a Path to Green Card